Lockheed Martin's MONAX Communications System Honored with Edison Award

NEW YORK, 04/06/2011 --

Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) MONAX 3G wireless communications system has been honored with a 2011 Edison Best New Product Award. MONAX received the Bronze Award in the Applied Technology category at the award gala here April 5.

The Edison Awards are presented annually to innovative companies for products and services, and to business leaders to symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America's drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

"Lockheed Martin is known for innovation in the defense and aerospace industry, but to be honored among the world's best inventors and innovators is truly special," said Macy Summers, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense Vice President of Advanced Development & Ventures. "MONAX is a unique offering for our military customers who are looking for both creative and affordable solutions."

MONAX is a powerful, new communications system that combines the convenience of smartphone technology with the power and flexibility of a secure, highly portable infrastructure. MONAX gives our nation's warfighters the convenient and immediate communication capability they need to achieve mission success.

The MONAX communications system connects a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) smartphone to a ground or airborne MONAX XG Base Station, enabling the use of a single, convenient, touch screen device. The system is frequency flexible, connects hundreds of users to a single base station, and delivers superior range and link performance in voice, video and data transmission. The network uses a secure RF link, protected through exportable encryption for joint and coalition operations.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

The MONAX™ System offers Persistent Wireless Broadband Communications Network for the Battlefield

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